J Am Med Dir Assoc 2021 01 13;22(1):15-22. Epub 2020 Dec 13.
Department of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, Montefiore Medical Center, Wakefield Campus, Bronx, NY, USA; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA. Electronic address:
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are proven medications of choice for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid-related disorders, erosive esophagitis, Barrett esophagus, prevention of gastrointestinal bleeding while on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, eosinophilic esophagitis, peptic ulcer disease, stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients, and other indications. Best practice guidelines from several sources on the appropriate indications and duration of PPI therapy have been summarized for easy assimilation. Individualized decision with regard to PPI use is illustrated by case vignettes; best approaches are provided. Read More